In yesterday’s news release about the WHB Program in FY 2020, BLM said it protects wild horses and burros by gathering and removing excess animals from the range and offering them for adoption or purchase at facilities and events around the country.
Except that’s not what Velma had in mind. They were to be protected on their home range.
Horse #81 is excess in an area where the AML is 80. Same for horse #240. The forage assigned livestock can support 450 of them, for a true AML of 530, so a roundup is not necessary.
If Congress wants to write letters to the Secretary of the Interior about the treatment of wild horses and burros, why not condemn public-lands ranching?